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Conferred Hon. D.Litt. by Governor at USTM
Ri-Bhoi, 12 February, 2019: Visionary entrepreneur and
industrialist SudipDuttawas conferred the Degree of Hon. D.Litt.
by ShriTathagata Roy, Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya and Visitor,
USTM at the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya on11
Februaryin the presence of ShriLakhmenRymbui, Minister of
Education, Meghalaya; MrMahbubulHoque, Chancellor, USTM; Lt Gen
ZamirUddin Shah, Pro Chancellor, USTM, Dr P K Goswami, Vice
Chancellor, USTM, apart from others.
Receiving the award, MrDutta said that he was deeply honoured to
receive the Degree and he accepts it with all humility.
SudipDutta is the Founder and Chairman of Ess Dee Aluminium
Ltd., India. Ess Dee Aluminium is India's largest manufacturer
of Aluminium foil based packaging material. Two of his major
achievements for the company include the listing of Ess Dee
Aluminium in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National
Stock Exchange (NSE) of India in 2006. The second feather on his
cap was the historical takeover of India Foils Ltd. in 2008,
which was then India's leading foil manufacturer and exporter of
aluminium foil, set up in 1960. In 2009 Forbes India, bestowed
upon him the title of "The Wrapper Tycoon".
Born in 1972 to a family of four brothers and two sisters, in
the industrial township of Durgapur in West Bengal, SudipDutta
moved to Mumbai from his hometown, Durgapur in West Bengal in
the early 90's. His entrepreneurial journey started in 1991 with
12 employees with a pouching unit for making sachets used for
packing oral re-hydration powders by local pharmaceutical
companies. In the midst of his quests, it dawned on him that the
packaging industry is virtually recession proof. Thus began his
journey in the field of providing end-to-end packaging solutions
to the Pharmaceutical and Food / FMCG sectors.
His absolute customer and market focus both in word and deed,
his alignment with and dedication to the pharmaceutical
industry, gradually paved the way for increasing the number of
clients, the volume and overall turnover of the Group. One
satisfied business house led to the next as his reputation
continued to grow. MrDutta treated his strategic partners as
unique entities who had come to depend on him, he had a definite
role to fulfill, and that was the mission. Manufacturing
locations engulfing the various pharmaceutical hubs also helped
obviate the physical barriers of distance and contributed to the
ever increasing asset base of the organisation.
His role today is divided between handling the company's
international business operations being based out of Singapore,
and playing the role of innovator and mentor to his core team.
He is also responsible for the overall strategies of the
Company's operations including R&D, Innovation, Sales and
Production. In his current role, he is also concentrating keenly
on growing and increasing the total share of exports both in
terms of revenue and reach (currently exporting to about 50
countries and contributing approximately to 10 per cent of the
overall revenue), and has invested substantially in technology
and plant upgradation, thus ensuring that his vision is met
within the next five years.
Mr Dutta has over two decades of experience in various facets of
the aluminium foil and packaging business, and also enjoys a
commendable reputation amongst his customers in India and abroad.